Battlefield 1942

Accession Number ART94636
Collection type Art
Measurement image: 13 x 18 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description charcoal and oil pastel on paper
Maker Tucker, Albert
Place made Australia: Victoria, Wangaratta
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


Tucker served in the army for several months, and his many images from this period are quite bleak. This work depicts a man, his body distorted and grotesque, lying beneath a military tank. The sun sets over the peaked mountain range in the background, a metaphor for the loss of life.

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